A different economic model ?

Crisis, unemployment, multinational corporations, accumulation, money-centered life, debt, capitalism, communism, nationalism, racism, fundamentalism, survival, egoism, control, power, …..

Love, harmony, balance, local economy, ecology, share, abundance, time, creativity, gift, being ONE…

Is it possible to create a more human style of life, in this planet?

Or it’s just impossible, and humanity will end the current destructive behaviours only when/if will be confronted with a major catastrophe? If we follow what is taught directly or indirectly in our society, in our schools, in the media, this is the only choice, it’s impossible.

Still, there are people who thinks that it’s a must, that we cannot let current generations of humans to destroy our planet and each-other in this way! There are people who struggle to find viable alternatives, not sweet dreams that can collapse after few decades. There is a quite important quote that says: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

A dynamic group of our friends started in Portugal a quite interesting movement, PROUTUGAL, trying to find concrete steps towards a harmonious balance between economic growth, social development, environmental sustainability, and between individual and collective interests. The conference (R)Evolucionar Portugal – Um Novo Mundo é Possível finished last weekend, with great success! A two-day free event held on a Thursday and Friday with 170 people and 7 panels, with a total of 27 presentations of 20-minutes each. The panels were:

  • Democracy and Civic Participation
  • Local Initiatives
  • Education
  • Values and Citizenship
  • Socio-economics
  • Environment and Communities
  • Cooperatives

Let’s see how things will move on, remembering that: “we should be the change we want to see in the world!“…


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